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First I must say it has been a Wonderful car to drive. Our problems are annoying but not mechanical in nature . Ours is a 2009 Acura MDX and since we have owned it , WE have paid 4 times to have the drivers seat repaired where it stretches over the airbag. Is this common ?? And the back up camera is only good in the dark or gray days . And, yes we know there is a button to push to help the camera-Not much help........It has been a work horse otherwise. Any ideas ??

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this an aftermarket camera, or did it come with the vehicle?

Came with the vehicle.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your ZDX yourself? What have you tried so far?

We have always serviced it at Holtz/now Garber Acura in Rochester NY

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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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I worked on them and owned one for serial years ,good SUV ,
The Airbad repair is great but I think you might try getting a whole used steering wheel , unless u talking passenger side , then repair will be best , Being in the sun or extremes heat will make them do that quicker , try parking u dear cover if possible if you leave it outside a lot , get a windshield visor protection .
The camera most likely need replaced ,by time the screen fades and needs rebuild , now unless it was a glitch , try reseting all the modules , put make sure you have radio code in the manual before you do below procedure
Next on the camera will be to have it hooked up to a factory scaner or equivelant and see if any fault exist in the entertainment module , but most lekyls needs rebuild, online now days you can send your in for rebuild
Master Reset1-Disconnect Both Battery Cables ,Positive & Negative .
2- Touch Cables With Each Other For 60 Secs ( this will take any residual power in the Harness to Reset the Vehicle Modules )
3- Wait 30 min
4- Close all doors and trunk
5- Reconnect Battery Positive First
6- Use The Key in The Driver Side Door
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is not the airbag in steering wheel - it's in the seat. Its not parked outside so your answer isn't helpful yet......
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the camera has been that way for the entire time. We have taken it back and not much has changed
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will try the reset though -sounds like a good idea !!
sometimes it will wake it it back up
Keep me update ,
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
have you ever seen the problem in the seat before?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Solutions ?

yes i have , you can take to an upholstery guy ,for leather ,it will cost $300 for oem leather for seat and back ,but only seat 1/2 price ,if your is leather , most are.

i seen them do that pass 100k , i use to buy car at auctions and yes i have .

are they not doing the repairs correctly ,my guy we take seat out complete send it to him and he will take the while thing apart and start from scratch, are they just patching it when u say repair

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